How Hypnotherapy can help with Grief

I recently lost my uncle. He was 91 and had had a full life and passed away quickly and painlessly. Even though we knew he wouldn’t live forever, his death was still a shock.

Hypnotherapy griefGrief is a natural response to loss. This loss can be the death of a close relative or pet or it can be the breakup of a relationship. We need to go through the grieving process of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It is healthy and useful and allowing us to carry on with our own life whilst mourning.

But some people find it very difficult to get over a death or loss and move on with their lives.  This is where hypnotherapy can help.*  Ignoring the pain and hoping it will go away rarely helps with grief or any other strong emotion. If the mourning process is not allowed to occur or does not occur naturally then it can lead to anxiety and depression.

Time does often heal and you need to make sure that you allow yourself the time to mourn. Each person deals with grief differently and the time it takes for the pain to lessen also differs.

Some people suffer physical symptoms as well. Loss of appetite, panic attacks, difficulty sleeping, feelings of numbness or loss of concentration.  

Hypnotherapy for Grief in Clevedon

Hypnotherapy can help you work through your grief if you are having difficulty processing the emotions. Often just talking to someone else can help immensely.

As we all deal with grief differently and there are many different types of grief, your sessions will be tailored to your own specific needs.

During your hypnotherapy session, you therapist will help you find coping strategies for any difficulties you are experiencing such as anxiety or sleeplessness. As well as help you deal with the emotions surrounding your loss.

Hypnosis also allows you to decide how you want to think about your loss so you can start remembering this person without all the painful feelings.

Dealing with Grief

There are a number of ways you can help yourself with the grieving process:

Talking about it. There is only so much you want to burden your family with so it is useful to talk to someone who is neutral and not related to you.

Shout, scream or cry.  Do not feel embarrassed about how you feel. Let it out. It is far better to vent your emotions than leave them all bottled up. Letting go of your pent up feelings can be very cathartic as well as a healthy way to express yourself.

Discuss any worries you may have about loneliness, finances or your own fear of dying either with friends or a qualified professional.

Above all, give yourself time to grieve. Let yourself feel sad. Don’t berate yourself things you did or didn’t say or do and accept that you will always miss this person but that the feelings will change and that it will not always be as painful as it is now.

Phone me on 0770 235 2363 or 01275 873362 for an informal chat and for more information on how I can help you. I am based in the Clevedon area and also offer some home visits.

I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours on working days.

*Disclaimer.  Results cannot be guaranteed as this is a therapy and each person is unique. All I can promise is that I will do my best to help you.

After the death of my father in April I found myself in a position of needing some help although I didn’t want to take any medication. As someone who is normally very outgoing, confident and a self-confessed control freak, I struggle to deal with the new world I found myself in.

It was completely alien to me to feel so out of my depth, anxious and frighten of being around people other than family. The anxiety I was feeling on a daily basis was almost crippling while driving and at work. It really did feel like life would never be the same again, which I knew it never would be, but I also knew that my Dad would want me to be the best version of myself no matter what.

I found Judith after searching for a hypnotherapist in Chesterfield on line. Judith welcomed me in to her home and made me feel relaxed and at ease. As I didn’t really know what to expect from the first session it was lovely to just be able to talk to someone outside of my situation. A 90-minute session turned in to 3 hrs of me just down loading 18 months’ worth of the pain and anguish of what cancer does to someone you love and how it affected me.

Not once did Judith ever make me feel rushed or that my grief wasn’t important. After our first initial meeting which was more like a counselling session, she built my next three hypnotherapy sessions around my subconscious mind to calm my anxiety and inner pain to help me process the traumatic experience of my father’s death.

I can’t recommend Judith’s services enough, I will never get over losing my Dad but Judith has given me some great techniques to help me deal with my anxiety and keep perspective. I do feel that the hypnotherapy she provided worked for me and I would absolutely consider her services again in the future.

If you want help to be the best version of yourself give Judith the opportunity to help you feel better too.


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